Urges govt to encourage local investors for setting up colleges
Srinagar Feb 18: In the wake of harassment and attacks on Kashmiris students outside the state, Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools (JKJCCPS) have urged governor administration to ensure safety of the students in all parts of the country.
President JKJCCPS Showkat M Chowdhary said students move outside only for education and need to be treated as students and the state government should ensure they are not harassed in any manner.
Chowdhary also appealed to the university and college heads outside the State to ensure safety of the Kashmiris students and provide them adequate security.
“It is the responsibility of the college and university heads to ensure safety of all the students. Students have no role to play in any political developments or untoward incidents in Kashmir. They have moved out of the state purely to pursue better education, which is their right and the administration of the colleges they are studying in, have every responsibility to provide them safe and secure environment,” he said.
JKJCCPS also appealed government to encourage local investors for establishing higher educational institutes and colleges so that the students may not feel compelled to move outside the state.
“Our government colleges and universities have limited capacities. However, many students are left out and who move outside the state for the education. Some students even take hefty burden of loans to study in the colleges outside the State. We have been urging the state government to encourage local investors for the establishment of college here. It will prevent draining money outside and also students will get quality education in their home town,” he said.
He said government should ease and facilitate private investors through private public partnership to make J&K an education hub.
“The education sector should be given industrial status which would encourage locals to set up private college here. It will help State become an education hub. Many students from outside the state will also get admission in the State which will also help state earn revenue and push of local economy,” he said.